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ENGINEERING REPORT  SOL 07

Date: 02 January 2016

Crew Engineer Name: MARC CAROFANO III

Diesel –  24 %

Propane – 40 psi

Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) –  2 EMPTY 5 GALLON JUGS

Water (trailer) measured in inches from the top– 16.5 IN

Water (static) measured in inches from the bottom – 25.25 IN

Trailer to Static Pump used – NO

Water (loft) – 8

Static to Loft Pump used – YES

Water Meter: 0102930.9

Atv # Oil Checked:  NO

Atv # Fuel Used Gals:  0

Atv # Tires Status:  GOOD

Atv # Hours Used Day: N/A

Atv # Notes And Comments:

Summary of Engineering activities:

 MECHANICALLY REPAIRED THE ROVER. THEN TESTED THE ROVER IN THE TUNNELS HOWEVER HAD ISSUES WITH THE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION IN THE METAL MESH TUNNELS. I BELIEVE THE MESH OF THE TUNNELS INTERFERES WITH THE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION OF THE ROVER AND THE ROUTER AND THE GPS UNIT. I WAS NOT ABLE TO GET THE GPS UNIT TO ACQUIRE A SIGNAL. I AM NOT SURE HOW TO ACCESS THE TWO OTHER CAMERAS MOUNTED ON THE ROVER AND WOULD LIKE INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO DO THIS.

Notes:

I WAS ABLE TO FIGURE OUT THE PIPING SYSTEM FOR THE RUNNING WATER AND DRAINAGE HOWEVER IM NOT 100% SURE WHERE ALL OF THE DRAINAGE SYSTEMS CONVERGE UNDER THE HAB OR WHERE THE DRAINAGE SYSTEM LEADS. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY INPUT ON THIS BEFORE I DRAW UP THE SCHEMATICS ON THE PLUMBING.

-THE BATTERY FROM THE ATV:

  POLARIS YB14-B2  PART # 4012622

  12V 14Ah (10HR)

-THE BATTERY FROM THE EVA SUIT:

  CSB GP1271F2

  12V 7.2Ah

-THE OTHER BATTERY IS A DURACELL


Everything looks fine from the Engineering Checks

Questions and Concerns to Mission Support

-I CANNOT FIND A SOLDERING IRON IN THE HAB, HOW WOULD I GO ABOUT DOING SO?

-DO WE HAVE A WAY TO RECYCLE OR DISPOSE OF THE OLD FRIDGE THAT SITS DOWN IN THE LAB

-HOW SHOULD I GO ABOUT HAVING THE OLD BATTERIES RECYCLED

REQUESTS

-HAVE GAS JUGS FILLED FOR ATVS.

-REQUEST PERMISSION TO GO IN THE TUNNELS AT NIGHT TO TAKE ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOS

-REQUESTING PERMISSION TO USE THE ROVER OUTSIDE THE TUNNEL. WOULD I BE ABLE TO HAVE INSTRUCTION HOW TO CONNECT THE GPS TO MAP OUT THE ROVERS
TRACKS AND MAY I HAVE INSTRUCTION HOW TO ACCESS THE VIDEO FEED FROM THE TWO CAMERAS THAT ARE ON EITHER SIDE OF THE WEBCAM CAMERA?

-THE PARTS KIT FOR THE ROVER DOES NOT HAVE ANY BALL AND LOOP LINKAGES FOR STABILIZING THE SUSPENSION OF THE ROVER. COULD THAT BE ADDED TO A LIST OF REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR THE ROVER IN THE FUTURE? TO FIX THIS I MADE A TEMPORARY FIX THAT DID NOT NOR WILL DO ANY DAMAGE TO THE CURRENT BALL ATTACHMENT POINTS. THIS FIX WILL WORK UNTIL THE PROPER PARTS CAN BE ACQUIRED.